Treasure Trove of European Cars Abandoned in Japan
Google street view captures all sorts of unexpected things. These things are sometimes embarrassing, but what one camera car captured in Japan is amazing and a little sad. The car snapped pictures of dozens of European cars sitting in an abandoned showroom and falling prey to the elements in the lot outside. According to MotorPunk, ProAuto sold these cars once, but for reasons unknown they closed up shop and left the cars to die a slow death. These aren't a bunch of boring cars, but are an incredible collection of vehicles. It'll make you want to hop on a plane, head to Japan, and spend all your money to salvage the lot. RELATED: Amazing Greenhouse Full of Vintage Cars Unearthed in Europe
Some of the vehicles are still in the showroom collecting dust, protected from the elements, but some are sitting outside and are in rough shape. A couple of black Lotus Eurpoas sitting side-by-side, lots of Minis, and a BMW Isetta all rest outside becoming one with the weeds.
Inside there is a Unipower GT, a Janspeed Mini and even some Lotus 7s holding court. There are some truly collectible gems here, but they're being left to rot. The Google street view car took these shots back in 2012, so maybe these cars got lucky and found new homes in the last few years.
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